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GameThread: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Purdue Boilermakers

Big test here for Steve Wojciechowski and his crew.

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THE VITALS: Marquette Golden Eagles (1-0) vs Purdue Boilermakers (1-1)

THE DATE: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

THE TIME: 8pm Central

THE LOCATION: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

THE TELEVISION: FS1, with Lisa Byington and Stephen Bardo on the call

THE STREAMING: Fox Sports Go, which is apparently only available in app format now.

THE RADIO: 540 ESPN Milwaukee, available through the TuneIn app, with Steve “The Homer” True and Tony Smith on the call

THE LIVE STATS: Sidearm Stats

THE LINE: Marquette -2

THE PROJECTION: KenPom.com gives Marquette a 56% chance of victory, with a predicted score of 71-70.

THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL: KenPom gives this game a Thrill Score of 77.7, making it the most potentially exciting game of the day out of the 49 that are scheduled. Yes, even better than Villanova/Ohio State.

MARQUETTE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Markus Howard (38.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg)
  • Koby McEwen (11.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.0 apg)
  • Sacar Anim (11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.0 apg)
  • Brendan Bailey (3.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.0 apg)
  • Theo John (7.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 8.0 bpg)

PURDUE PROBABLE LINEUP

  • Jahaad Proctor (19.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg)
  • Eric Hunter (13.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.5 apg)
  • Nojel Eastern (6.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg)
  • Aaron Wheeler (7.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 3.0 spg)
  • Matt Haarms (12.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 4.0 bpg)